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This practical teaching and learning qualification will set you on the road to further study or paid work as a teaching or classroom assistant. It consists of 11 units, meaning you will gain 32 credits on the new QCF framework. If you join this programme, you must complete a 100-hour placement between September and June, whilst on the course, in an education setting. Please note that we do not find placements: students must secure their own placement in an education setting, and provide written confirmation from that setting that they will be supported for a minimum of 100 hours, when they begin the course.
Aims of the course
To develop the knowledge and skills to work as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support worker in schools and other educational settings.
All units are mandatory.
Continuous assessment, including direct observation of practice in your placement.
This course can lead to a degree or foundation degree in the supporting teaching and learning field, or further study on another teaching-related course.
Paid work in schools or other educational settings as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support worker and/or progression to higher level qualifications in teaching.
What can I earn as a teacher?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. With a vocational qualification in teaching, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Teaching assistants start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £19,000 with a few years' experience
Special needs teachers start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £46,000 with a few years' experience
Secondary school teachers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £47,000 with a few years' experience
If you're interested in a career in teaching, we offer a range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are taught by expert tutors and include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills to take your first steps in this rewarding sector.
4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above
Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above
Classroom teaching for one morning per week, plus self-study and placement.
Process for Application
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